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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Amy Van Dyken Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vincere Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Training Network Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A AZ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,626,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 705,212

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Page SUM 322,533

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Page SUM 2,361,670

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