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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 348,533

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development 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
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 271,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 355,404

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