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)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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