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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 817,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 172,445

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 981,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 828,200

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13110 records found.