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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 737,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 737,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 115,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 1,116,450

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13110 records found.