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)
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 435,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 111,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,679,366

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