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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,776

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wheelock College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,740

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,776

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13110 records found.