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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 275,192

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,790

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 275,192

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13110 records found.