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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 98,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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
Page SUM 105,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,833,522

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 870,250

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