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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Page SUM 2,518,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Page SUM 2,518,425

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 165,450

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