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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 124,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,213,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,108,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lowell General Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 213,166

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