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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,298,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,298,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 56,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 575,400

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13110 records found.