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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 770,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 770,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 798,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 473,560

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13110 records found.