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)
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,876,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,414

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion 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
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 34,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,876,400

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13110 records found.