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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 452,180

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 452,180

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 902,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 900,700

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13110 records found.