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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Atlas Service Corps Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,961,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 185,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 911,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Goal Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Atlas Service Corps Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,961,174

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13110 records found.