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, and corporate 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)
United Way Worldwide N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 604,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Center for Kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Page SUM 1,333,831

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