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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Page SUM 391,504

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 263,590

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Page SUM 391,504

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13110 records found.