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)
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Services Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 783,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 86,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Black Men in Chicago Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 783,635

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13110 records found.