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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
NPower Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William T. Dwyer High School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,132,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 143,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,132,850

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13110 records found.