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, and corporate 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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 23,164,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,120

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13110 records found.