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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools 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 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 335,943

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
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 Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 889,100

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13110 records found.