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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 345,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 781,300

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