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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 425,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 425,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,069,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Women's Development and Research India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Page SUM 805,873

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13110 records found.