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)
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Light From Light Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 605,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 415,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 135,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 605,153

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13110 records found.