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)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,782

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 203,782

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,141,137

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 122,734

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13110 records found.