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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,161,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 14,787,135

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,795

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parker Family Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 350,450

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