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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Groner K-8 School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 4,646,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 273,604

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Groner K-8 School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 4,646,850

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13110 records found.