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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Descents N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mississippi Community College Board N/A MS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 318,950

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 457,000

Pages

13110 records found.
There were no results that matched your search. Please adjust your filters and try again.

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Descents United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Mana United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Montana Land Reliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 23,321,000

Pages

13110 records found.