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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Page SUM 20,348,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 190,550

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Junior Achievement USA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1M1B Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Page SUM 20,348,516

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13110 records found.