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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 216
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 212,736

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,003,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 170,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 888,650

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13110 records found.