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)
US Lacrosse Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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