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)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 107,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 106,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 42,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 947,650

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