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)
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Page SUM 10,239,557

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM -19,838,836

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 242,054

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