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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 109,857

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 109,857

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 406,000

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