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)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 718,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 142,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 258,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Channel Islands YMCA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 718,000

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13110 records found.