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)
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,358,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 343,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 54,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,358,800

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13110 records found.