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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,172,171

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,172,171

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,816,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,401,467

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