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)
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,967,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,341,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,967,230

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13110 records found.