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)
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University 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 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 182,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University 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 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 182,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 382,650

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