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, and corporate 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)
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 816,556

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment 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
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 674,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences 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
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 933,604

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 816,556

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13110 records found.