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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 209,526

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 209,526

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 126,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,337,900

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