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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 535,467

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 535,467

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM 645,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
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
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health 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
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Manhattan College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Junction Gang Camp Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 209,566

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13110 records found.