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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A WV United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,408,936

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 472,890

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 225,700

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,408,936

Pages

13110 records found.