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)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 210,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southampton England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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