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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 286,542

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 113,542

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 22,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 839,600

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