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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 271,082

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 191,932

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,795,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,803,145

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