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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,439,171

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Page SUM 196,165

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 360,000

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