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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,313,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,313,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friendship United Methodist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Social Fabric Association Switzerland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,165
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
JOY International Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 633,064

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