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)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 221,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 127,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 42,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,201,450

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