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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 1,034,190

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 1,034,190

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. WI Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,211,916

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 492,978

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