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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 608,555

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 608,555

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,700

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