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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 691,940

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 691,940

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Page SUM 1,283,700

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13110 records found.