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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 528,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 528,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
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
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
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
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
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 355,090

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kgwale Le Mollo US United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 86,070

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