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)
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,383,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,383,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 381,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 376,000

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13110 records found.