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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 334,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archaeological Conservancy N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 334,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 106,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 334,900

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13110 records found.