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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 455,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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 Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 474,859

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 347,750

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