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)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 57,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,189,920

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13110 records found.