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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 252,042

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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