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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 421,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 139,640

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,582
Page SUM 373,382

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