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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless ID Project N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Elementary School N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,977,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 116,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,022,029

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 879,300

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13110 records found.