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)
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 692,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 383,376

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 692,090

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13110 records found.