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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 142,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 383,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 180,390

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,016,885

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