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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
OMF International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 110,590

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
OMF International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 541,150

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13110 records found.