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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Page SUM 1,231,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,452,472

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 833,600

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