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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Page SUM 900,350

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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
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 Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 382,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 908,550

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