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, and corporate 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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 70,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,274,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 606,500

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13110 records found.