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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 361,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Page SUM 238,195

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 129,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 361,925

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13110 records found.