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)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 774,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 774,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 106,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,500

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13110 records found.