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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 213,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 213,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 139,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Page SUM 3,231,685

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13110 records found.