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)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,003,493

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 184,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 628,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Comienza Community Prep United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Edgewood Community Support Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hofstra University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Musicians on Call Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,411,300

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