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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,508,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Prince of Peace Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 422,203

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,475

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13110 records found.