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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 203,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,346,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA 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 35,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,695,500

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