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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 54,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,291,700

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