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)
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School 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 250
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,329,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,329,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 604,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 251,662

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13110 records found.