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, and corporate 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,119,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 904,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,119,465

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13110 records found.