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)
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B-Word Worldwide N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 584,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 294,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Educating Tanzania Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 2,481,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 584,800

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13110 records found.