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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 225,190

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 205,447

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,000

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