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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,720,170

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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 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 96,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,720,170

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13110 records found.