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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heal the Bay N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 601,715

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 304,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 792,100

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