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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 752,936

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 752,936

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Halsted IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Heifer International Foundation AR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,110,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 441,311

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13110 records found.