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)
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Education Fund Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 719,746

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services 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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 186,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Education Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 719,746

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13110 records found.