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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,745,080

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,745,080

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13110 records found.