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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 134,607

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 134,607

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Page SUM 814,345

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 213,800

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13110 records found.