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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc N/A FL United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 221,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,750

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13110 records found.