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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,466,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,466,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,377,109

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 33,250

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13110 records found.