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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 310,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 95,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 308,801

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 310,200

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13110 records found.