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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 267,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 267,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 657,000

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