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)
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 570,529

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 570,529

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music at the Mission CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 36,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 79,030
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for Reform Judaism United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 570,529

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13110 records found.