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)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 363,120

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 5,187,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Ramah in the Rockies CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 662,051

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 363,120

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13110 records found.