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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 70,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 669,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 882,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 70,950

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13110 records found.