Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 250
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 195,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 195,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,146,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 160,384

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13110 records found.