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)
School Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,100
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 80,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mission City Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 300
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 636,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,100
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 80,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mission City Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 300
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
American Lutheran Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 636,300

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
A Chance in Life Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
360 Youth Services IL Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
3c Capital Fund Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
50 Legs in 50 Days Inc. FL Health Corporate Advised 2020 4,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 713
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 220,263

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,464,500

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14797 records found.