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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,317,267

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,317,267

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13110 records found.