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)
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,563,779

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 329,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
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
Page SUM 89,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,563,779

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13110 records found.