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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 395,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 360,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 395,554

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13110 records found.