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)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Page SUM 2,045,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Page SUM 2,045,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 715,216

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Page SUM 2,045,350

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13110 records found.