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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A NM United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 96,372

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 226,640

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 28,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kitchen Angels Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 195,900

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