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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,380,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 236,282

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 100,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,380,817

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13110 records found.