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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 216,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 216,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 429,750

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