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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 98,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 98,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,680,979

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 489,500

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13110 records found.