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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,942

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics New York Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 5,044

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13110 records found.