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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 270,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 270,050

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13110 records found.