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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Enfoque Ciudad N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 743,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 1,236,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 221,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 180,125

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