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 5,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc N/A NC United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 675,849

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,739

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,795

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -299,696

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