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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A AK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 164,384

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,876

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 380,341

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