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)
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Sakhi for South Asian Women N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 34,303
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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