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)
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,724,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 262,590

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,724,030

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13110 records found.