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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 183,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 158,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 306,304

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,241,950

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