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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Objectivist Center Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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