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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 115,203

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 494,250

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