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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 270,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 116,655

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 301,898

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 549,188

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