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)
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 787,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 121,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 936,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ALearn United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 787,950

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13110 records found.