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)
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 106,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 106,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peoples Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Polynesian Voyaging Society HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 305,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 106,850

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13280 records found.