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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,799,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 478,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,308

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