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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education 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 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 23,578,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos Museum Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 190,150

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13110 records found.