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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 695,664

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 695,664

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
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
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 2,738,700

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13110 records found.