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)
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Growing Gardens N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 240,150

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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 Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 79,550

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 240,150

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13110 records found.