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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Urban Community Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 177,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Urban Community Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 177,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 348,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Urban Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 177,750

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13110 records found.