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)
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
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 524,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 87,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,626,695

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