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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Texas Radiological Society Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics New York Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,899,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,609

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,971,225

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