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)
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 500,688

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 500,688

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 66,000

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