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)
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,661,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 627,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Literate Nation Us United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cambodian Children's Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,661,500

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13110 records found.