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)
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Page SUM 25,291,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 23,219,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Page SUM 25,291,017

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13110 records found.