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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,810,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Waterfowl Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,810,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 191,614

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