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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,852,312

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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 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Page SUM 674,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 945,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,852,312

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13110 records found.