Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
St. Marys Academy OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caramel Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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