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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 424,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 424,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 75,924

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 134,685

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