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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation N/A NM United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 201,432

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 325,295

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Candle Lighters United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 200,932

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