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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 870,377

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 870,377

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 858,075

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13110 records found.