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, and corporate 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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WildEarth Guardians NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Page SUM 165,155

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 560,941

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13110 records found.