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)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 437,005

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 437,005

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 28,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Page SUM 2,127,170

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