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, 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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 369,179

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 369,179

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 220,380

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