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)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 122,753

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 458,487

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Students for Service Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 122,753

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13110 records found.