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)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 145,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 217,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health 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
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Page SUM 734,104

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 145,400

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13110 records found.