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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 80,443

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 209,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 945,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 451,034

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13110 records found.