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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Community Education Center N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 629,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 905,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summit Preparatory Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Isha Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 492,890

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