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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Page SUM -19,229,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 107,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 328,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,180,650

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