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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Top Honors Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fair Fight Action Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
For the Wild Collective N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
Girl Scouts of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 135,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 480,445

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 763,177

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Top Honors Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Fair Fight Action Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
United Cerebral Palsy Association of Orange County Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
For the Wild Collective United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
Girl Scouts of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 135,550

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13280 records found.