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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 182,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 182,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 316,820

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13110 records found.