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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 285,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,300,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 618,200

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