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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 62,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 62,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 569,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 491,873

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13110 records found.