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)
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
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 336,765

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 370,029

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 23,081,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 336,765

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13110 records found.