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)
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Youth With A Mission N/A TX United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,713,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 130,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Casa Latina United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Youth With A Mission United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,713,600

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13110 records found.