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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sangati N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 317,904

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

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