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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 557,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Ski Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 268,113

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13110 records found.