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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 202,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High 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 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 125,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 94,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 202,100

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13110 records found.