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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 203,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 203,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 100,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,203,500

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13110 records found.