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 Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 462,626

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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 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 462,626

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 469,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewis & Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 220
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Foundation for Nantucket United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,595,770

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13110 records found.