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)
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Page SUM 413,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 657,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Page SUM 413,650

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13110 records found.