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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 200,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 707,362

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 300,500

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13110 records found.