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)
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 580,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,609

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One By One United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 580,825

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13110 records found.