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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 159,529

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
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
Page SUM 92,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 155,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,714,000

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