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, and corporate 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 239,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 445,015

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 206,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 239,925

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13110 records found.