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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 211,922

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,104

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 354,600

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