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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 280,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 326,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 166,700

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