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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 514,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 514,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 23,576,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 216,600

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