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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 874,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,228,636

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 41,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 613,250

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