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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 449,540

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 449,540

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 240,833

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 19,950

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13110 records found.