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)
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 250,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 882,075

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13110 records found.