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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Innovators Inc N/A ID United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 482,886

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 122,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Innovators Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,610
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KTK-Belt, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 482,886

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13110 records found.