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)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Global Training Network Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,833,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 39,940

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Pando Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,814,000

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13110 records found.