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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Page SUM 2,497,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 421,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education 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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,104

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Page SUM 2,497,177

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13110 records found.