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)
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,192,821

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 96,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,977,214

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 879,300

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