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)
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 439,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 199,532

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 646,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 439,650

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13110 records found.