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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 90,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 90,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated 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 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,901,659

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