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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 318,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 318,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 89,624

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 187,185

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