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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Radium Society Inc N/A NJ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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