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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 165,695

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation 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
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 832,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,900

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