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)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mission Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wapiyapi N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 164,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 113,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 224,605

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