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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 4,310,818

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,148

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13110 records found.