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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Forever Young Foundation N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Vincere Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless ID Project N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,742,814

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 69,400

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 3,239,752

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 430,600

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