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)
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
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 203,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 203,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 144,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,247,750

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13110 records found.