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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Resource Institute N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Page SUM 4,551,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 95,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 945,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Resource Institute United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Page SUM 4,551,875

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13110 records found.