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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 447,606

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 447,606

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 1,687,324

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Page SUM 505,722

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13110 records found.