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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,655,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 256,032

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 187,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Workers Defense Project Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,734,450

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13110 records found.