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)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,646,047

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 392,668

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 123,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,646,047

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13110 records found.