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)
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 130,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 854,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation 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 1,000
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,316,359

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