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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 309,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 309,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,141,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 507,900

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