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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,138

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 425,138

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 89,900

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