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 Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 24,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 24,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 548,862

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Page SUM 3,909,450

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13110 records found.