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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Capistrano Valley High School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 417,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 637,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,374,190

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