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)
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 192,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH 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
Page SUM 118,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 192,100

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13110 records found.