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)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 197,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 197,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 652,500

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