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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 147,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 147,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 180,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 419,200

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