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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Other Side Academy N/A UT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 525,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 266,782

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forests Forever Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 525,500

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13110 records found.