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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 663,312

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 156,367

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13110 records found.