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)
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Hudson Valley Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A CT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 212,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,204

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 381,900

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