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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Lowell General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 668,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 175,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 668,550

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13110 records found.