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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 107,700

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 154,350

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,950

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,006,562

Pages

13110 records found.