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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Giraffe Laugh Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,125,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 899,987

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Giraffe Laugh Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,125,100

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13110 records found.