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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
New Friends New Life N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,076,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,337,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 43,760,342

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