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)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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