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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 247,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health 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
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 298,554

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 852,600

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13110 records found.