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)
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 951,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 951,045

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 320,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 951,045

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13110 records found.