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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 497,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 497,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 581,745

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 497,300

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13110 records found.