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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 146,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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