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)
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jikoji 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 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Page SUM 110,145

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Page SUM 110,145

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 229,854

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 235,412

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