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)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kgwale Le Mollo US N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wayfinder Family Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 6,034,323

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 673,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment 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
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education 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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 899,854

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Page SUM 1,420,400

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