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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM -379,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 147,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Council United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM -379,400

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13110 records found.