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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education 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 2,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,213,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
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
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
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
Page SUM 1,277,916

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,213,500

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13110 records found.