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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 186,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 186,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 90,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,040,485

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13110 records found.