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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 25,235,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 250,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 457,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 314,743

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