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)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 57,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 57,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 381,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,222,885

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13110 records found.