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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Earth University Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,826,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pacific Primary San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Earth University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,826,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girltrek Incorporated DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia PA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 230,403

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,826,700

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13110 records found.