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)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 171,224

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 145,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 282,991

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