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 Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 292,343

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 323,043

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 305,245

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 288,172

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