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)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,103,050

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 421,500

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 637,150

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,103,050

Pages

13110 records found.