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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 137,865

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,929,909

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