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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 394,942

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 394,942

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,343,362

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 235,750

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13110 records found.