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)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,322,099

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 226,690

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 312,454

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Windsor Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,834,260

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