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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 586,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 122,668

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land 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
Page SUM 80,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 586,200

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13110 records found.