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)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 354,810

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 226,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 637,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 354,810

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13110 records found.