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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 939,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 149,282

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education 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
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 939,100

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13110 records found.