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)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Didtechnology Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Page SUM 171,047

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 36,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 181,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Didtechnology Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Page SUM 171,047

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13110 records found.