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)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,694

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,177,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,694

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13110 records found.