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)
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 956,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 956,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 939,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 128,912

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