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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
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 Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 228,773

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
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 Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 228,773

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
British Red Cross Society England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 753,678

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