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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,156,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,432

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,522,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,041,450

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13110 records found.