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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,900,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Build Lebanon Trails N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 270,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 270,575

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