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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 1,177,636

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,273,720

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 92,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 337,820

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