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)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,709,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 119,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 74,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,709,170

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13110 records found.