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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 445,389

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 77,249

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 411,270

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 461,150

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