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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 898,269

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 68,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 902,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 898,269

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13110 records found.