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)
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 174,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 118,376

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Light From Light Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Yeshiva University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Covenant Community Development United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 935,550

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