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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 288,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 122,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor 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
Page SUM 170,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beat the Streets Providence United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 288,750

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13110 records found.