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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development 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 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 87,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 128,782

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,159,198

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,781,331

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13110 records found.