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)
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,649,529

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 226,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 87,582
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of North Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,649,529

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13110 records found.