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)
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Page SUM 656,643

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 53,505

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,042
Page SUM 656,643

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13110 records found.