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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 580,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 194,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 626,485

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