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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of National Guard Families N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 735,150

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 213,924

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13110 records found.