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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 854,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 854,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 629,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 496,250

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13110 records found.