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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentors International N/A UT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CelebrateMercy N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Page SUM 741,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 128,256

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Sports Foundation United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Page SUM 741,563

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13110 records found.