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)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainbow Village Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,866,339

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 294,600

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 330,340

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainbow Village Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,866,339

Pages

13110 records found.