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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 156,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 156,780

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Page SUM 1,388,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Malala Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 883,768

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13110 records found.