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 400
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 101,382

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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 400
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 101,382

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Page SUM 263,002

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 107,708

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13110 records found.