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)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 91,048

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 91,048

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 23,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 163,600

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13110 records found.