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)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 374,997

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 374,997

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 184,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,999,285

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13110 records found.