Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Page SUM 1,152,697

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Page SUM 1,152,697

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Boston Foundation MA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 8,092,574

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,128,050

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13110 records found.