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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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