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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 695,664

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 695,664

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beloit College WI Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 35,100

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