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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Page SUM 961,981

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 169,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 705,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 357,900

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