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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 253,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 253,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 66,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 969,400

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13110 records found.