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)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boys and Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 818,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 122,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 188,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy House Living Centers United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mongol Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Adventurous Black Women United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food for Thought United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,082,550

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