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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Koinonia Family Life, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Cents Ability Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,886,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 142,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Village Cooperative Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Refugee Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 451,743

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13110 records found.