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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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