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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 135,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 63,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Page SUM 3,923,109

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 135,700

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13110 records found.