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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 743,024

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 743,024

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 650,700

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