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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 272,759

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