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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 280,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 280,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 146,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 728,950

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13110 records found.