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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,549,862

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13110 records found.