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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
Per Scholas Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,100
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,695,424

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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 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 114,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 801,304

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,781,350

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