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)
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,619,826

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 136,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,619,826

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13110 records found.