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 Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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