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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Horizon, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Glenbard West High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 450,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 329,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support 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
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
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
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rich May Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 120,050

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