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)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,728,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 908,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,728,800

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13110 records found.