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)
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Little League Baseball Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,329,576

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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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 1,000
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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 650
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,329,576

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13110 records found.