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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,115,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 122,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 343,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jounce Partners Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,115,903

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13110 records found.