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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,833,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 185,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Page SUM 925,392

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 331,350

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