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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 423,520

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 114,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 732,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equal Heart United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Seedlings of Change Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 423,520

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13110 records found.