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)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 389,271

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 578,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 461,483

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