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)
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Heart for the City N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,183,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 140,621

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,183,700

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13110 records found.