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)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 218,872

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 377,350

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13110 records found.