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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 128,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 128,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,860,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,295,398

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13110 records found.