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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 89,825

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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 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
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
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
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 89,825

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13110 records found.