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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 303,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Spark Microgrants NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 305,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 303,635

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13110 records found.