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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 679,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 213,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 725,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hirsch Metro High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 679,853

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13110 records found.