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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 227,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 221,282

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 92,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Raza Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,786,035

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