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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Page SUM 653,404

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 71,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 427,398

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
California Walks United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 948,540

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13110 records found.