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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 242,104

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 215,662

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