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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Service Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Page SUM 583,978

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 184,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 534,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Youth Service Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Society For Microbiology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Page SUM 583,978

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13110 records found.