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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security 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 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 99,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 99,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 933,604

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,216,250

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