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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 99,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 99,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 99,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 36,150

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