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)
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 295,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 163,300

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