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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 441,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 441,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 23,191,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,232,122

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13110 records found.