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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Association to Benefit Children N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 44,582
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 254,957

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 328,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 153,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 175,387

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