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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
DMI Ministries N/A BC Canada Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of British Columbia N/A BC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,040,459

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 119,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,768,782

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 500,500

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13110 records found.