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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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