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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 797,854

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Page SUM 447,034

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