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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,022,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,022,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 743,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,022,900

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13110 records found.