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)
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 41,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 705,212

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 125,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 505,750

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