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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside Academy N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 168,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 168,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chapin Hall Center for Children IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Legal Services Inc. PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Covenant House NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 784,970

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 168,900

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13280 records found.