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)
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 233,623

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 86,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 129,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoa Aina O Makaha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 259,462

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