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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,237,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,237,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 908,854

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 222,180

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