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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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