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)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leading Change Network Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,486,558

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 161,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Page SUM 1,217,788

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Episcopal Schools Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leading Change Network Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,486,558

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13110 records found.