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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hellenic Initative Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,120,200

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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
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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)
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
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 712,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Curry Senior Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,118,700

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13110 records found.