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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 411,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM -23,624,281

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,021,150

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