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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,587,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation 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
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services 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
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 147,300

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Community Stewardship Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
All Our Kids Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 145,490

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