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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 85,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 105,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
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
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 745,500

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