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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,609,895

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 149,432

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 943,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Utah United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,609,895

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13110 records found.