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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 669,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 669,260

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,502,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 669,260

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13110 records found.