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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,994,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 423,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture 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
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 933,604

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,994,450

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13110 records found.