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)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Friendship United Methodist Church N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parikrma USA Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,066,463

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 75,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,751,992

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