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)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,257,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 307,032

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 307,032

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13110 records found.