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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 188,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 188,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 937,750

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