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)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy N/A MI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,374,800

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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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 552,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,383,800

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13110 records found.