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)
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,772,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Andrew's 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 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 867,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amy Van Dyken Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,150

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