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)
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 3,771,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 100,130

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 254,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Leap Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 761,166

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13110 records found.