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)
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 484,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,811,058

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 320,366

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 126,600

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