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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 280,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 280,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 27,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,189,920

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13110 records found.