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)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 436,332

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 436,332

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 199,950

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