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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,810,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 180,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,810,148

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13110 records found.