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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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