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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 210,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 210,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 882,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,203,250

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13110 records found.