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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Queens Grant High School VIP N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 571,363

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 707,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 27,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 571,363

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13110 records found.