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)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 178,592

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 178,592

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,495,359

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,852,337

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13110 records found.