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 descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 395,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 395,175

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 432,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 395,175

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13110 records found.