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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 646,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 426,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 932,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 379,980

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