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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 406,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 229,200

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13110 records found.