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)
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 77,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 302,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Fundacion IMDEA Networks Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 2,616,876

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