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, and corporate 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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 284,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 284,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,407,601

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 863,700

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13110 records found.