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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Compass N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,854,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,235,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,082,600

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