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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,250,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 899,854

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,250,040

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13110 records found.