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)
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Citizens Foundation USA N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Legal Resources Centre of South Africa N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,891,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 88,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advaita Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 685,475

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bay Area Open Space Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Citizens Foundation USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Legal Resources Centre of South Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,891,182

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13280 records found.