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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,903

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 184,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 288,019
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 944,077

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13110 records found.