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)
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 922,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 712,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 64,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 922,785

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13110 records found.