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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 334,406

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 334,406

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 155,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 592,250

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13110 records found.