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, and corporate 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 673,974

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,821

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 506,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,607,846

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13110 records found.