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)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Teen Success, Inc. 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 750
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 253,246

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 253,246

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 381,340

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,019,785

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13110 records found.