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)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 106,662

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 106,662

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 496,200

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13110 records found.