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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 203,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 203,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 900,700

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