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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,469,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 125,410

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 130,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,469,100

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13110 records found.