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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 883,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 883,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 207,488

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,258,800

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13110 records found.