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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 207,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 207,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,271,398

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 2,086,575

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13110 records found.