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)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 185,290

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM -19,785,210

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,184,420

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13110 records found.