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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 92,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Los Gatos Education Foundation 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 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 92,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 608,062

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