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)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,207,510

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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 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 95,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,207,510

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13110 records found.