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)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,965,731

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences 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
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 120,610

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 333,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Purdue University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,965,731

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13110 records found.