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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 216,418

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 57,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 347,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,263,198

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