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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inclusive World Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,850
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 374,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inclusive World Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,850
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 374,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 623,371

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodson Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 1,222,187

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13280 records found.