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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 91,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 91,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,151,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 204,250

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13110 records found.