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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A MO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,201,431

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 121,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 991,537

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,201,431

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13110 records found.