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)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 229,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 229,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 45,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 264,662

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