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 Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 739,000

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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)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 909,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Toa Nafasi Project Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 739,000

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13110 records found.