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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardens Edge N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 741,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,230,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,276,437

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 741,900

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13110 records found.