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)
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Mexico State University N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 9,882,141

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 908,616

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 400,115

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