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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 657,660

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 657,660

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 131,240

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development 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
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
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
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,337,900

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13110 records found.