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)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 112,582

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 112,582

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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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
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
Page SUM 200,120

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13110 records found.