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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Human Rights First United States International Development 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 Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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