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)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 176,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 172,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 256,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,450,150

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