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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -19,868,336

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -19,868,336

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 27,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 433,400

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13110 records found.