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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 392,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate 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
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 184,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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 350,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 588,766

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 674,900

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