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 descending State Country 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 155,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,224,812

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,224,812

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 207,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 220,552

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13110 records found.