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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
All Saints Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 766,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 644,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School CA Religion 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
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 187,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
All Saints Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Pioneer Classical School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 766,379

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13110 records found.