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)
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 41,152,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 170,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 201,030

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cents Ability Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 471,880

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