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)
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo N/A ID United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,942,096

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 701,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,497,238

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