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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 659,708

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 659,708

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,234,750

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13110 records found.