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)
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Case Western Reserve University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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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
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
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 117,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 141,890

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colts Boys Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Houston Area Womens Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Austin Science Education Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 168,600

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13110 records found.