Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 166,917

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 166,917

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 93,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 201,592

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13110 records found.