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)
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U Empower of Maryland Inc N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Neighbors Inc N/A OK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 559,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 572,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Sun United Way United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Inquiry Facilitators Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 4,244,675

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