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)
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc N/A WA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 450,290

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 342,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 93,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 190,000

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