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)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 446,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 310,657

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 69,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 325,250

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