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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Page SUM 762,959

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 207,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 926,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Children's Music Network Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement USA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Page SUM 762,959

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13110 records found.