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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 167,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 167,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,190

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