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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -65,448

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 438,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -65,448

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13110 records found.