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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 870,377

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 870,377

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -337,636

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,550

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13110 records found.