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)
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 814,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 226,640

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 206,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 814,517

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13110 records found.