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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 271,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 271,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 63,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,584,046

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13110 records found.