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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,590,808

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,590,808

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stern Grove Festival Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Church World Service Inc IN Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Codman Academy Charter Public School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,750
The Salvation Army PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teachers Who Pray Inc. IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,757,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Arden Wood Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,590,808

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13280 records found.