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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security 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 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 535,488

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 535,488

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development 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
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 102,890

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