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)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Growing Gardens N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,297,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
Page SUM 179,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 101,400

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,297,500

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13110 records found.