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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Page SUM 1,177,537

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 34,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 493,325

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