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)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 423,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 423,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 645,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 462,134

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13110 records found.