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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hofstra University N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,012,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 475,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hofstra University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,012,200

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13110 records found.