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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A AK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 587
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 436
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 596
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Page SUM 1,012,984

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 162,376

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 570,632

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