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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids At Hope N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,143,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 158,932

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 258,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,018,250

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13110 records found.