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)
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 127,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 127,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Beyond Breast Cancer PA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,188,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 340,000

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13110 records found.