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)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 540,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 540,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 887,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 1,521,500

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13110 records found.