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)
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,545,706

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 389,876

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Clare School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 22,892,374

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