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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,472,980

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 474,417

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 257,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 44,264,330

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