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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 353,718

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment 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
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections 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
Page SUM 426,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 829,204

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 450
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 59,268
El Camino Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 353,718

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13110 records found.