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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 689,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 178,935

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 689,750

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