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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 179,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 179,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 802,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 913,450

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