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)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Page SUM 1,785,421

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 200,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 909,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Page SUM 1,785,421

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13110 records found.