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)
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 211,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 211,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 899,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bulamu Healthcare International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,134,150

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13110 records found.