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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arcadia University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,238,792

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 312,454

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,238,792

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13110 records found.