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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 868,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 868,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 615,762

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,442,500

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