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)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Matthew School N/A NJ United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,437,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Step Beyond Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Cancer Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 463,625

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