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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A WV United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,139,339

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Page SUM 1,408,330

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