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)
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,286

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 103,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,286

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13110 records found.