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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 250
Page SUM 762,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 762,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 112,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM -61,600

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13110 records found.