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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,433,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 802,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,433,850

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13110 records found.