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)
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 301,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 82,868

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 54,100

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