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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 597,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 597,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,150,670

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13110 records found.