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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,002,810

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,002,810

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,467,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Page SUM 235,815

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13110 records found.