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)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
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
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 155,524

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
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
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 155,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 33,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 235,150

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13110 records found.