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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life International Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 573,174

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life International Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 573,174

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free the Slaves Inc DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh PA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Purple Maia Foundation HI Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,101,909

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 573,174

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13110 records found.