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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,226,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 136,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,203,688

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,226,590

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13110 records found.