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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 73,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 336,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
JOY International Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 978,675

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