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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education 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 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,243,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,243,545

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 293,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,243,545

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13110 records found.