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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Pathfinder International N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plantrician Project N/A CT United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oneamerica N/A WA United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Page SUM 1,342,440

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 655,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Page SUM 1,342,440

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13110 records found.