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)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 63,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 63,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 425,185

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 546,450

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13280 records found.