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)
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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