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 County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development 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 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 321,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,356,230

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Napa County Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 524,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,617,900

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