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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 237,082

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 237,082

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 859,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 767,485

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13110 records found.