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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 266,479

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 266,479

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 203,285

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 94,750

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13110 records found.