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)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
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
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 616,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 372,039

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 208,085

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 616,600

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13110 records found.