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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 370,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,763,060

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 370,100

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13110 records found.