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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lowell General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
I4Farmers Inc N/A NJ United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 467,047

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 117,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
I4Farmers Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 467,047

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13110 records found.