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)
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City Harvest Inc N/A NY United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,607,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,362

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 27,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,607,708

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13110 records found.