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)
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 333,333
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 56,350
OneGoal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,094,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 478,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 336,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Case Alumni Association Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 77,500
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
St. Peter Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 17,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Texas Public Policy Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,211,750

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