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, and corporate 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 Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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