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)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 500
Page SUM 347,232

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 347,232

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 23,313,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 710,900

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13110 records found.