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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Haven House Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kilohana Kai N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Page SUM 251,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 359,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 932,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Santa Rosa French-American Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 350
Self-eSTEM United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Fair Fight Action Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
For the Wild Collective United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 739,481

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