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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,603,938

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,603,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,323,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,603,938

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13110 records found.