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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 166,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 694,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,532,250

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