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)
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 218,010

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 218,010

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion 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
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 113,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 4,019,785

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13110 records found.