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)
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
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 214,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health 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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 182,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 288,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,085,432

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