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)
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,615,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 105,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 100,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Moses Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,615,279

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13110 records found.