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)
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 387,297

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 486,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Love Inc of Greater Hillsboro United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 387,297

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13110 records found.