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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Page SUM 420,582

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 801,304

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Page SUM 378,082

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13110 records found.