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)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 642,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Islamic Networks Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 642,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 18,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,191,420

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13110 records found.