Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 428,620

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Page SUM 181,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 665,800

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