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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,285,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
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
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,024,822

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,150

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