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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,359,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solace Women's Aid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,359,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,040,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,359,250

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13110 records found.