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)
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liberty PTO N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Boulder Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,440,313

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 149,282

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 170,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Turning Green United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 985,726

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13110 records found.