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)
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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