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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Einstein Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 803,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 135,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Einstein Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tualatin School House Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 803,300

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13110 records found.