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)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sea Park Elementary School N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culinary Institute of America N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 100,746

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sea Park Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culinary Institute of America United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 100,746

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13110 records found.