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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Page SUM 968,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 95,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education 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
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 897,604

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 858,800

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13110 records found.