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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Higher Ground Academy N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Michigan State University N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,333,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 458,487

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Moving Train Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 356,632

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