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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 265,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University 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 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 186,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 118,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 257,412

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