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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,083,218

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 884,566

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation 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 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,576,109

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