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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,400,427

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 421,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
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
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 912,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,400,427

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13110 records found.