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)
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Page SUM 203,232

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Page SUM 203,232

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 34,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,190,920

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13110 records found.