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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 249,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 249,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 273,604

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 428,480

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