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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 172,065

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 171,800

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