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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Castilleja School Foundation 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 1,000
Page SUM 298,888

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 298,888

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 469,190

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Women's Development and Research India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 864,973

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13110 records found.