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)
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,224,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,530,168

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,048,450

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