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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 257,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 129,090

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