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, and corporate 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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Brave Parents Inc N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Page SUM 849,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 252,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
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
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Page SUM 849,985

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13110 records found.