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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 223,930

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 223,930

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,907,409

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13110 records found.