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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 168,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 168,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Random Acts of Flowers TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Trinity Christian College Association IL Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. WA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,753,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 383,233

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13110 records found.