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)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,401,168

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 563,835

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Page SUM 2,671,109

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