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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,288,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,288,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 790,632

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