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)
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 92,964

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Planetree Health Library Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 884,466

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