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)
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 182,079

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 346,626

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 305,554

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Edna Adan Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 891,650

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