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, and corporate 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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 11,659,648

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 637,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 11,659,648

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13110 records found.