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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 488,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 488,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 108,590

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