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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 115,085

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
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
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Saint Andrew's 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 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,346,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 115,085

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13110 records found.