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)
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,566,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 712,362

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Page SUM 331,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 1,507,250

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13110 records found.