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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 467,471

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,104

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Leads Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,261,006

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