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)
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 908,290

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
Page SUM 176,782

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 187,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rochester Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hustle Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 524,291

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