Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair 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 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 428,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 428,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 27,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Page SUM 4,021,062

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13110 records found.