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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 576,626

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 206,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 209,288

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,679,850

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