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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Page SUM 802,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 965,211

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 337,445

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13110 records found.