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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Page SUM 2,678,215

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 226,032

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 151,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Page SUM 2,678,215

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13110 records found.