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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 120,865

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 263,600

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