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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,002,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Page SUM 10,618,540

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Islamic Networks Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 430,430

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 143,450

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