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, and corporate 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)
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Page SUM 101,985

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Shades LLC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Page SUM 954,632

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