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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pinkerton Academy N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 142,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
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
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pinkerton Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 142,264

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13110 records found.