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, and corporate 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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Page SUM 158,103

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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 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Page SUM 158,103

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 1,197,275

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,122,628

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13110 records found.