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)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 255,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 255,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 408,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 251,962

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13110 records found.