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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 207,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 207,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 237,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 415,412

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13110 records found.