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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
G3 Powerhouse N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 169,358

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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 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 722,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
G3 Powerhouse United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 169,358

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13110 records found.