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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspen Art Museum N/A CO United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 6,123,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspen Art Museum N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 822,295

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspen Art Museum United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kyrgyz Jayity National pasture users’ Association of Kyrgyzs Kyrgyzstan Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 6,123,350

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13110 records found.