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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,274,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 67,607

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 131,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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 Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 127,220

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13110 records found.