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)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 244,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,337,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 36,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boys and Girls Club of America United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 795,700

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