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)
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 179,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 89,900

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