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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 308,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 150,530

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 10,726,029

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 308,060

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13110 records found.