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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 149,443

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 116,090

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