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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 644,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 76,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NAF Hotline Fund DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The American Ireland Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,088

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,386,500

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13110 records found.