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)
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 509,416

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 205,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,438,779

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Pajaro Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 509,416

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13110 records found.