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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,954,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,954,425

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Midtown Partners Inc MS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,745,128

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,954,425

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13110 records found.