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)
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 324,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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
Page SUM 342,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 324,217

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13110 records found.