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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,558,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,069,572

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 387,600

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