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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Help Animals India N/A WA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Big Table N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 664,364

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 474,109

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,950

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