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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Angle Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,304,406

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 472,609

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Angle Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,304,406

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13110 records found.