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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,194,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,194,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Moving Traditions PA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 654,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,194,300

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13110 records found.