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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Resource Institute N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,444,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 67,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Resource Institute United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,444,608

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13110 records found.