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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 441,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 392,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 217,171

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13110 records found.