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)
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless ID Project N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southwest Elementary School N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 755,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 198,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Help Animals India United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flourish Agenda United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless ID Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Southwest Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 755,600

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13110 records found.