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)
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 367,325

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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
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 434,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
InterAction Initiative Inc IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 295,463

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 636,573

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