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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 266,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 44,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 595,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,253,000

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