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)
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,063,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 35,118,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 426,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 271,550

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