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)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 519,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 519,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 665,445

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 470,200

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13110 records found.