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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc N/A FL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 248,920

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 248,920

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13110 records found.