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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 475,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 170,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 619,947

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 905,450

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