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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Page SUM 691,584

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 46,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Page SUM 691,584

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13110 records found.