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)
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 122,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 122,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Restore Hetch Hetchy 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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 41,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,096,420

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13110 records found.