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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 221,282

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 318,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 424,438

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