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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 476,760

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 340,422

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 714,750

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