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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,117,006

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 68,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development 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
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
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
Page SUM 246,804

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,123,800

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