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, and corporate 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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 582,259

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 433,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 387,090

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 582,259

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13110 records found.