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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 713,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 377,340

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 152,000

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13110 records found.