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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ames High School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Page SUM 1,084,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 426,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 138,590

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 61,735
Page SUM 1,084,185

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13110 records found.