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)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 166,930

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 166,930

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 636,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 255,100

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13110 records found.