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)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 227,180

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Page SUM 227,180

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 300,745

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 192,120

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13110 records found.