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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Common Cause Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 207,455

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
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
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Page SUM 328,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,638,610

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 265,601

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