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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 350
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Achievement First N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 717,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 81,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 717,565

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13110 records found.