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, and corporate 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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 336,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Father’s House International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 336,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,131,687

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,274,750

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13110 records found.