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, and corporate 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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 99,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 99,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Page SUM 1,168,637

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 317,714

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13110 records found.