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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 419,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 908,616

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 419,125

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13110 records found.