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)
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Endzone Club N/A TN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -23,728,893

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 162,932

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 882,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Endzone Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation ASHA NFP United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -23,728,893

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13110 records found.