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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 44,136,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 44,136,730

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,316,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Keshet United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 44,136,730

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13110 records found.