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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 562,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 562,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development 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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,248,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 5,522,395

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13110 records found.