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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 693,186

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 693,186

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 633,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 337,650

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13110 records found.