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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,906,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 194,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,906,900

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13110 records found.