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)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 1,177,537

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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
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
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Sierra Club Foundation 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
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
The Clearity Foundation 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 Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 116,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 1,177,537

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13110 records found.