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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
Page SUM 607,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,557,874

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 562,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planetree Health Library United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
Page SUM 607,250

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13110 records found.