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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A MN United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 570,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 909,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 570,385

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13110 records found.