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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 187,739

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 193,389

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 197,000

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