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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,828,436

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hustle Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 11,889,512

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 575,936

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,930,900

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