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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 990,021

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 186,682

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 722,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 990,021

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13110 records found.