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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 718,560

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 718,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sakhi for South Asian Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 410,001

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