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)
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,305,921

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor 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
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
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 122,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 83,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,305,921

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13110 records found.