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)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Solo Foundation N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,629,941

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 119,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 136,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Economic Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Solo Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,931
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,629,941

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13110 records found.