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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,115,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 325,295

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,115,813

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13110 records found.