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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Ashland OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Koloa Union United Church of Christ HI Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,442,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 177,150

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13110 records found.