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)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 279,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 279,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 882,500

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