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)
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,135,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 104,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,135,350

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13110 records found.